Soccer

Jacob Whatley and the Bulldogs' defense kept Palestine from scoring in the first half. But two goals in the second led to a Carthage loss.

Several Carthage players were named to the girls’ and boys’ all-district soccer team in District 15-4A.

Boys named include Jacob Whatley as utility player of the year. Other Carthage boys making the list were Pedro Garcia, Logan Ortigo, Jose Hernandez, Carlos Velazquez, Irvin Jiminez and Alan Barcenas.

Girls named to all-district include Cynthia Lopez, Taylor Dixon, Melissa Garcia, Melissa Salazar, Lexi Lopez, Kipton Travis, Kensi Travis and Zoe Spencer.

Girls

Tatum’s Yuvia Vazquez, who finished her career with 120 goals after a standout senior campaign, earned Most Valuable Player honors with the release of the District 15-4A All-District Soccer Team for 2021.

Other superlatives went to Spring Hill’s Jayme Dowell (Co-Midfielder of the year) and Kadence Wagner (Newcomer of the Year), Kilgore’s Emma Taylor (Offensive MVP) and Alejandra Whitaker (Goalkeeper of the Year), Henderson’s Randy Hammontree (Coach of the Year), Kiana Warren (Defensive MVP), Jordan Williams (Co-Midfielder of the Year), Marin Love (Sophomore of the Year) and Ella Wheat (Utility Player of the Year) and Waskom (Team Sportsmanship).

Voting was conducted by the district’s coaches.

First Team

Spring Hill: Karsyn Bowden, Alexis Grubb, Natalie Fisher; Tatum: Lexi Luna, Kaniya Starling; Kilgore: Cristina Rosas, Maria Whitaker; Henderson: Marissa Aparico, Josie Arellano, Annabelle Orta, Jordyn Lybrand; Sabine: Dahjah Lewis, Sierra Richter, Rosa Gaona.

Second Team

Spring Hill: Haleigh Yoder; Waskom: Angelica Qintana, Jessica Mendez; Carthage: Cynthia Lopez, Taylor Dixon; Center: Heylin Rodriguez, Gracie Gonzalez, Alli Stuever; Kilgore: Jackie Estrella; Ashley Martinez; Avagail Bazaldua; Sabine: Hadlee Wagoner.

Honorable Mention

Spring Hill: Ana Vizueth, Annabelle Casimiro, Ally Kokenzie, Peyton Borens; Kilgore: Estrella Galvan, Berenice Zarazua, Alexia Sosa, Laramie Cox, Samantha Rodriguez, Cloria Rodriguez; Carthage: Melissa Garcia, Melissa Salazar, Lexi Lopez, Kipton Travis, Kensi Travis, Zoe Spencer; Waskom: Lizbet Posado, Dasia Woodard, Alejandra Gomez; Tatum: Lily Luna, Ariam Vazquez, Ajah Henderson; Center: Anayeli Martinez, Isabel Soto, Monica Sandiego, Tania Suaste, Melony Reyes; Henderson: Kirsten Gasaway, Jelesyse Morquecho, Aleece Shuster, Aubani Pace, Consuelo Moncada, Gabrielle Bell, Irene Bazaldua; Sabine: Gracie Parrott, Peyton Childress, Abi Navarette, Gisele Flores, Perla Borrego.

Boys

Kilgore’s Richie Avalos, captain of a Bulldog defense that allowed 13 goals all season and worked a school-record 20 shutouts, earned Most Valuable Player honors with the release of the District 15-4A All-District Soccer Team for 2021.

Other superlative honors went to Kilgore’s Tom Wait (Coach of the Year), Henderson’s Jefferson Torres (Defensive MVP), Sabine’s Eduardo “Lalo” Jaimes (Offensive MVP), Kilgore’s Izaiah Ramirez and Center’s Aaron Gonzalez (co-Defensive Midfielders), Henderson’s Brandon Guevara and Tatum’s Miguel Torres (co-Attacking Midfielders), Center’s Adrian Medrano (Sophomore of the Year), Kilgore’s Leo Yzaguirre (Newcomer of the Year), Carthage’s Jacob Whatley (Utility Player of the Year) and Kilgore (Team Sportsmanship).

Voting was conducted by the league’s coaches.

First Team

Forwards: Pedro Garcia, Carthage; Trust Carston, Henderson; Adrian Olquin, Tatum; Midfielders: Daniel Rodriguez, Henderson; Javier Landon, Center; Adrian Huerta, Center; Alan Chavez, Tatum, Max Torres, Kilgore; Defenders: Coby Sharp, Henderson, Jose Hernandez, Center; Efrain Mojica, Kilgore; Ty Francisco, Sabine; Hernan Sandoval, Tatum; Jonathan Medrano, Carthage; Goalkeeper: Daniel Estrella, Kilgore.

Second Team

Forwards: Omar Rodriguez, Tatum; Adrian Estrella, Kilgore; Midfielders: Jacob Contreras, Kilgore; Dalton Collinsworth, Carthage; Taylor White, Henderson; Jose Meza, Waskom; Defenders: Chris Bessey, Tatum; Josue Rosas, Kilgore; Corvin Withrow, Spring Hill; Val Fajardo, Henderson; Goalkeeper: Dalton Gonzalez, Henderson.

Honorable Mention

Spring Hill: Grant Fisher, Brian Vaca, Gersain Saenz, Erick Estrada; Kilgore: Tray Epps, Ricardo Cedillo, Angel Rico, Gio Araujo; Henderson: Juan Navarro, Enrique Garza, Anthony Jaime; Center: Peter Tu, Luis Gonzalez, Benji Garcia, Miguel Guerrero; Carthage: Logan Ortigo, Jose Hernandez, Carlos Velazquez, Irvin Jiminez, Alan Barcenas; Tatum: Isaac Gurrola, Allan Sandoval, Oscar Ovalle, Jacob Folds; Sabine: Radolfo Fierros, Oscar Gonzalez, Cam Childress, Luke Kirkindoll; Waskom: Chris Washington, Elijah Patrick, Jovaine Agundiz, Cameron Washington, Anthony Zuniga, Marcy Blas.

Academic All-District

Spring Hill: Brian Vaca, Erick Estrada, Gersain Saenz, Michael Coggins, Uziel Punete, Parker Evans; Kilgore: Anthony Salinas, Danny Estrella, Derrick Garcia, Leo Yzaguirre, Valente Cedillo, Ricardo Cedillo, Richie Avalos, Jobani Chavez, Gio Araujo, Efrian Mojica, Adrian Herrera, Max Torres, Josue Rosas, Jacob Contreras, Isaac Gutierrez, Angel Rico; Sabine: Ty Francisco, Rodolfo Fierros, Jonathan Martinez, Julian Rodriguez, Oscar Gonzalez, Mason Lee, Dylan Stafford, Camden Childress, Uriel Sifuentes, Colin Etheredge, Jordon Lowe, Kevin Maldonado; Henderson: Brandon Guevara, Kris Reyes, Val Fajardo, Anthony Jaime, Coby Sharp; Center: Peter Tu, Ler Moo, Arturo Hernandez, Eric Mendoza, Leo Alvarado; Carthage: Damian Romero-Limas, Jacob Whatley, Alex Gonzalez, Cristian Lopez, Alan Barcenas, Dalton Collingsworth, Walker Flori, Jose Hernandez, Irvin Jiminez, Whitton Malone, Gannon Robin, Carlos Velazquez; Tatum: Hernan Sandoval, Allan Sandoval, Omar Rodriguez, Isaac Gurrola, Miguel Torres, Eric Bondurant, Alan Chavez, Adrian Olguin; Waskom: Marcy Blas, Cameron Washington, Elijah Patrick, Anthony Zuniga, Detrich Byrd, Ezequiel Vasquez, Joey Pipen.

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